Wausau police plan to watch out for those without a seatbelt
WAUSAU (WAOW) -
Police are sending out a reminder to buckle up.
During the next two weeks police across Wisconsin are looking out for those who are not wearing a seatbelt.
Wausau Police Department officials said 79 percent of people in our state use a seatbelt. In comparison, the national average is 86 percent.
Police said that's why starting this Monday there will be increased patrols.
"Going out there on the roads, on the highways, that's your protection in a crash that keeps you in your seat that keeps you in your vehicle. It keeps you safe, it keeps you alive," said Nathan Pekarske, a Wausau police officer.
Police said about 400 law enforcement agencies in Wisconsin will be participating in the campaign, including many in our area.
Authorities said it is all in an effort to keep people safe on the road.